The Public Art League is proud to announce the installation of Asteray, a sculpture by Nicole Beck. The Public Art League worked with the City of Urbana to complete the installation near the corner of Green and Cedar streets in downtown Urbana. Asteray represents the 42nd sculpture the Public Art League has brought to the community, and its installation is possible thanks to the generous support of Barak Rosenshine.
Nicole Beck is a sculptor with strong ties to Illinois and Champaign-Urbana in particular, with her pieces Astroterra and Foxgloves featured in the community from 2011-2013, and Amplifiers scheduled for future installation on the University of Illinois campus. In addition, her sculptures have been featured in numerous exhibits in Chicago, including Avenue of Sculpture at Merchandise Mart, Art in the Gardens at Grant Park, and the Clark Street Sculpture Exhibition, which described her work as “abstracted apparatus and organic forms juxtaposed as poetic metaphors for archetypes of the flow and balance of energy and life systems”.